Judge Info - Colton Kunkle

Showdog.com Judge Since Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Retirement Announced 12/31/2008

Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Low level of breed bias.

Traits

Each judge on ShowDog.Com gives a different amount of weight to each trait of the dogs that they judge in each show.  Below is a table of which traits Colton Kunkle looks for.

Trait Importance
Head High
Forequarter Low
Hindquarter Normal
Gait Low
Top Neck and Back High
Coat Normal
Size/Height High
Feet Low

Favorite Handlers

Each judge has a preference for certain handlers.  These preferences may be based on past experiences, showing style, or just plain old dirty politics.  This preference is completely separate from the quality of the exhibitor, which DOES come into play in the show ring.  Colton Kunkle has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Reberol Pattison
2 Marry Anne Bryant
3 David Scott
4 Sam Tacker
5 Angela Fletcher
6 Joey Allen
7 Sylvia Tejeda
8 Martha Woodson
9 Mike Schneider
10 Geor Board
11 Bruce Creel
12 Shael Parramore
13 Doug Mavroulis
14 Jana Mezies
15 Chri Faison
16 Roxanne Leatherwood
17 Joe Kensing
18 Mandy Parcus
19 Patrick Sayforth
20 Billip Soltero
21 Ellen Schroeder
22 Rusty Walter
23 Pamarba Lhoam
24 Nicole Hunger
25 Kelly LaFoy

Only the top 25 are listed for the sake of brevity.

Recent Judged Shows

Below is a list of the shows recently judged by this judge. 

Show Date Best in Show
January 2024 P.B.G.V Nationals 1/7/2024
December 2023 Skye Terrier Nationals 12/15/2023
Norfolk Show 2 11/24/2023
BourneAcres All Breed 23-09-22 9/22/2023 Darkwinter A Hot Deal
GSD Late Summer Social 2 9/11/2023
CacheCreek All Breed 23-09-09 9/9/2023 Darkwinter A Hot Deal
GaylanStudio5 All Breed 23-08-144 8/14/2023 Darkwinter One to Watch
South Florida 93 8/10/2023
Toy Poodle Parade 393 6/22/2023
All Breeds Spectacular 209 4/20/2023 Darkwinter Knight Of The East


Did you know?
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.